Oregon Beer News, end of 2011 edition

There are a ton of things going on as we approach the New Year, so that even though I wasn’t necessarily planning on blogging much this week, I had to note a few of the big things in this final week 2011 wrap-up of Oregon Beer News. I probably won’t … Continue reading

Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays!

Or, as befitting a beer blog, “Beery Christmas and Hoppy Holidays!” I hope everyone’s having a beer (or two, or three) with their Christmas dinner—I am enjoying a friend’s homebrew as I write this—and maybe something special later as well. (I have a magnum of 2010 Anchor Christmas Ale we’ll … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/23/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Friday, December 23rd, and going into the Christmas weekend! I hope everyone is looking forward to a merry and beery holiday, and stays safe as well! Remember than many breweries are closed on Christmas day and are either closed or are closing early tomorrow … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 23: Mother of All Storms

Today is my birthday! And as is traditional with the Brew Site Beer Advent Calendar, today’s beer is entirely a vanity pick: it may not be a Christmas beer per se (or at all), but it’s one I pick “for myself” and it’s always something special. For this year, since … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/22/2011

Here’s the beer news from around Oregon for Thursday, December 22nd. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so if you have some news to share, contact me and I can get it posted. Jeff at Beervana is soliciting votes for this year’s Satori Award, his annual “enlightenment” award … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 22: Brooklyn Winter Ale

Today’s beer pick comes from New York’s venerable Brooklyn Brewery: Brooklyn Winter Ale. I’ve been looking forward to including Brooklyn Brewery in the Advent Calendar since 2006, when I featured their Monster Ale barleywine; they are one of what I consider to be the “Old Guard” of American microbreweries and … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/21/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Wednesday, the 21st of December. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day with news that I come across, so if you have something to share please contact me and I’ll update it here. BridgePort Brewing (Portland) is holding the “world premiere” of their … Continue reading

Advent Beer Calendar 2011: Day 21: Hook Norton Twelve Days

Today’s beer comes from the Hook Norton Brewery in England: their Twelve Days, a festive brown ale billed as a “Strong Ale” (at 5.5% abv that’s strong for English ales). While a nutty, malty presence gives it that warming Christmas character, it also (somewhat amusingly to me) looks the part, … Continue reading

Oregon Beer News, 12/20/2011

Here’s the Oregon beer news for Tuesday, December 20th. I’ve noticed (and suspected) that the news is quieter this week (for obvious reasons), but there’s still stuff going on. I’ll be updating this post throughout the day so please contact me if you have news to share. To continue with … Continue reading